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  • Will: The great Galina Ulanova was dancing quite well into her 50th year when she finally retired. 10:31 PM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: I have the 2-DVD edition of “Der Büchse der Pandora” and just watched the film on Sunday as I... 10:26 PM
  • WindyCityOperaman: I read somewhere that Alexandra Hunt was the nth hour replacement in that one and only going on for Farley, hardly... 10:22 PM
  • Camille: Giselle as interpreted by la grande Alessandra Ferri, who just the other night reincarnated her Juliet for ABT, at age 53! This,... 10:22 PM
  • Krunoslav: “That’s okay as I really don’t care much for those high E things–they sound like hiccups. ” Try Patricia... 10:21 PM
  • PCally: Camille, the Schafer DVD is from Glyndebourne. I also saw the met performances and would concur with the way you interpret the... 10:09 PM
  • Camille: Well I just don’t know. When I think of Lulu, the one who trumps (you will pardon the word) ALL is Louise Brooks. Now, for... 9:59 PM
  • Camille: There’s that fellow Jimmy López, who wrote Bel Canto for Chicago Lyric and of which I’ve not heard a note. Then there... 9:30 PM

Zukunftsmiausik

Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball. Yes, that’s right, Our Own operacat (pictured, center)  squeaked to a narrow victory in the Bicentenarian competition, following several ballots and good deal of horse-trading among La Cieca’s blue-ribbon panel.

It was the casting of Nathan Gunn as Beckmesser that put operacat over the top, frankly: exactly the tone of plausible absurdity that tickled the panel’s fancy. Congratulations, o feline one: the Wagner: Complete Operas (Limited Edition) will be winging its way to you shortly.

As anyone who watched the recent Golden Globes can attest, Jodie Foster is barking mad being nominated is in itself an honor. And so, presenting our four runners-up, each of whom will receive the consolation prize of an Amazon Gift Card.

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